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Ukrainian helicopter evading anti-aircraft missile caught on video

A Ukrainian helicopter miraculously escaped an anti-aircraft missile.

The pilot of the Mi-24 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force managed to escape in an incredible way from an anti-aircraft missile fired in his direction. The latter swept literally a meter from the combat rotorcraft, while the helicopter itself, apparently, was already working at the limit of its capabilities.

On the presented video frames, you can see how a Ukrainian combat helicopter, flying in the area of ​​​​the front line, strikes. However, just a few moments later, an anti-aircraft missile is fired at the helicopter from a MANPADS and the Mi-24 pilot performs an evasive maneuver, avoiding it at high speed and banking the helicopter so as to go beyond the missile's effective zone. Considering that the Mi-24 does not have sufficient protection against MANPADS, the situation for the combat vehicle seemed hopeless. However, on the video frames you can see how an anti-aircraft missile rushes literally a few meters from the helicopter.

The fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to actively use helicopters for combat operations indicates that Ukraine still has a fairly large number of such combat vehicles in service. At the same time, the reserves of the Ukrainian Air Force are actively replenished by other countries.

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